British Technology company Dyson has launched its new research and development centre in Singapore. In the official statement, Dyson mentions the new Technology Centre will focus on “connected technology and intelligent machines”.
The firm is all set to invest $561 million (£330 million) in the centre which will comprise latest development labs completely focused on Advanced Manufacturing, software development, hardware and robotics.
Dyson designs and manufactures domestic cleaning hardware products. It has maintained its position in over 70 countries by high-tech specialisation in them. It is also working on next-generation robot vacuums, computer visions systems and machine learning with products such as its Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum.
The company’s founder James Dyson, talking at the event launch, said,
We are deepening our commitment in Singapore because you have some of the brightest minds and working together we hope to create more breakthroughs.
Apart from the R&D facility, Dyson will be seen employing its advanced manufacturing team to implement industrial IoT technologies.
The firm expanded into Singapore in 2007 and now has a team of 1100 in both, in the manufacturing facility at West Park and newly opened Technology Centre at Science Park I.
The new facility also includes The Control Tower, which will depict real-time supply chain and logistics data, and which they use to check whether smooth operations are carried out in terms of terms of global production and shipping.
It is now planning to extend the island nation-based engineering team by 50 per cent. This implies the new centre and its advanced manufacturing team will create 190 more jobs, including 160 positions for research scientists and engineers over the next five years. The employed teams will target to developing novel technologies for the future.
During the launch of the facility, Trade and Industry Minister S Iswaran said the successful partnership between Singapore and Dyson is attributed to the strong alignment between the firm’s ambition to be a global technology leader and the nation’s vision of developing an innovation-led economy.
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